After opening our Garden for 15 years and raising many thousands of pounds for the charities that the National Garden Scheme supports, such as McMillan and Marie Curie, we can no longer open our garden to the public.
Hence this web site will no longer be updated, and will disappear in the next few months.
Many thanks to all individual and group visitors who have supported us over the past 15 years, and also to the many friends and neighbours who have given so freely of their time to help with our garden openings.
Tucked away among our thousands of trees is a Hermitage where Simon the Hermit lives. When approached he’s a friendly chap and will cheerfully show you round his Hermitage and adjacent Shell Grotto. Having lived in the valley at Bocombe, as he says “since before time began”, he’s very knowledgeable about the Mystery of St Bocombe, and the rest of the world!
Visit the gardens at Bocombe Mill Cottage to explore what many an Estate owner in the 18th century paid handsomely for – a live Hermit! Check Simon out here,